[ovs-dev] [PATCH 0/2] Add support for LISP into Open vSwitch

Jesse Gross jesse at nicira.com
Wed Jan 30 00:47:10 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM, Kyle Mestery (kmestery)
<kmestery at cisco.com> wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2013, at 5:19 PM, Jesse Gross <jesse at nicira.com> wrote:
>> The other area that I'm somewhat concerned about is with upstreaming.
>> Once we get OVS for GRE and VXLAN upstream (which Pravin is working on
>> now), the delta between the out of tree module and in tree module will
>> be very small.  I'd like to keep on decreasing the differences but we
>> may want to wait a little while for LISP until we get down further
>> down your plan.
> Is the goal to eventually not require the out of tree module? If that's the
> case, then perhaps we need to look at adding LISP support upstream into
> Linux in parallel to the plan above.

Yes, I'd like to get to the point where the out of tree module is
basically just a backported version of the upstream module and new
things go into both roughly simultaneously.  With the exception of
tunneling related things, this should already be true.

It would be great if you guys can think start thinking about the best
way to integrate LISP with upstream since it is a little different
from the other tunnel types.  However, I don't want to predicate LISP
in OVS on being upstream since the tunnel infrastructure needs to be
upstreamed first.  Once that happens it should be easier to add
additional protocols.

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